Sixteen years after its US approval in 2002, birth control Essure is slated to be fully discontinued at the end of this year. The permanent birth control device has been plagued with complaints of serious adverse side effects ranging from pelvic pain to perforation of the uterus. Manufacturer Bayer made the announcement earlier this month, attributing the decision to declining sales.
What is Essure?
Essure is a method of permanent birth control that involves placing a two metal coils into the female reproductive anatomy to block eggs from travelling from the ovaries to the uterus. See More